14 September 2012

. . . if you prune it . . .

. . . this is the time of year 
when i start to try 
to convince myself 
that someday soon, 
hopefully, 
fall will be here . . . 

. . . today was the first morning 
in a long time 
it was actually pleasant outside 
when we went walking at 5:30 . . . 

. . . the humidity has gone . . . 
{i just wish it had taken the mosquitos with it!}

. . . this is the time of year 
when i convince myself that maybe 
if i get the flower beds ready, 
someday soon it'll be cool enough 
to plant again . . . 
{i talk to myself a lot}

. . . and then i prune stuff . . .
{and when i say "prune", you know i mean whack it to death}


. . . which reminds me 
of the first valentine 
i ever got from a boy . . .
. . . well, the first valentine 
i got from a boy 
that mattered . . . 
{not the ones you give to everyone in your class at elementary school} 
. . . i think i was in ninth grade . . .

. . . anyway . . . 
. . . on the front it said, 
"hey valentine! 
wanna go steady?" . . . 


. . . the inside read, 
"try bran flakes 
and prune juice" . . . 

{and that, my friends, is how my thoughts tie together sometimes. 
prunes and pruning.
which is so so so weird.}



3 comments:

lifeinredshoes said...

I would think the combo of prune juice and bran flakes could produce more than just steady!

P.S. Please say this Valentine did not come from Mr. Romney?

P.P.S. The stack and slash turned out nicely :)

Bill said...

Dang! I wish I'd thought of that! Unfortunately, we didn't meet until many years later.

Sherri said...

I know just what you mean...this is the time I start to have a little hope for fall too...after all it's been in the 60's the last couple of mornings! And I did 5 hours of yardwork the other day...like you, pruning and cleaning...just hoping!